AVIATIONTAG Boeing 747 - G-CIVE - Blue (British Airways)
Aviationtag have been taking original airplane parts off from what were once real-life airliners and turning them into premium, one-of-a-kind designer and collector’s items since as far back as 2006. In 2015, Aviationtag had the idea of making the world a little bit better by upcycling scrapped airplanes into special 'Aviationtags'. Alongside commercial planes like the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A340, they have also given historical aircraft like the DC-3 “candy bomber” a second life as an Aviationtag.
The Aviationtags themselves are 100% authentic original airplane skin. The origin of the material can be traced back seamlessly all the way to when the plane was first sold for scrap.
Boeing 747 : The Boeing 747 is a wide-body, four-engine jetliner which rose to aviation fame in the late 1960s. The first 747 completed its virgin flight in 1969 and remained the largest passenger jet in the world until 2005. Its wingspan is 64.44 m and the vertical elongation at the wingtip can be up to 16 m. It is also well known for its “hump” silhouette which earned it the nickname Jumbo Jet. Compared to previous 747s, the most significant aerodynamic improvement in the 747-400 is the wing size, which is 1.8 m (6 ft) longer with a 6 ft. high winglet that is angled upwards and slightly outward.
The Boeing 747-400 with the registration G-CIVE and manufacturer serial number MSN 27350 was built in the early 1990s and then delivered to the British flag carrier British Airways. Christened “Victor Echo”, the plane took to the skies for the first time in December 1994.
The Boeing 747-400 was a real frequent flyer – over its 25 years of service, “Victor Echo” flew 111,086 hours on 13,356 flights, racking up over 55 million miles.
On 25 March 2020, the Boeing 747-400 was retired and parked at London Heathrow until 16 September 2020, when it was transferred to St Athan, where it awaited its new mission as an Aviationtag.
Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in haptics, thickness of material and colour. Small irregularities tell of a plane’s long history and convey the feeling of its glory days above the clouds.
Dimensions: 35 x 88mm.